Liverpool boss Klopp holding talks with Mignolet over form and focus

27 December, 2017, 03:52 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Leon Britton has urged his Swansea team-mates to relish facing Liverpool at Anfield

"Roberto, I appreciate always his effort and his performance, that he scores twice, I'm happy about that but I could not say how many goals he has scored so far in the season because I feel he is always involved, he is always in and around the really unsafe situations for the opponent".

Firmino got in on the act again with 25 minutes remaining, rolling the ball into an open net from Salah's lay-off.

He said "after 55 minutes it was brilliant, before that it was work".

Doing something similar this evening could be vital to the Swans' hopes of landing at least a point and the hero of the day in the 1-1 draw with Palace has an influential role to play.

"I feel he is always involved and always in and around the risky situations for the opponents". Oxlade-Chamberlain added a fifth four good measure, his fairly muted celebration in front of the Kop demonstrating how routine and unexpected the goalscoring had become.

"At a place like this you need a seven to eight out of 10 performance from everyone to get any sort of result, but when you are making mistakes that are at academy level then they are going to punish you".

Swansea had a good spell of possession but Liverpool never looked anxious defensively, and equally the home side were creating chances with Emre Can, Firminoand Salah at the other end.

There's a lot to love about Roberto Firmino.

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It did not take Liverpool long to assert their authority against the Premier League's bottom club.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted he had no idea how many goals Roberto Firmino had scored this season after the Brazilian's brace against Swansea City.

Salah then launched onto a lobbed ball from Andrew Robertson but Fabianski was out quickly to deny the Egyptian his 16th league goal this campaign.

It meant the visitors enjoyed a relatively easy opening 45 minutes, with their one chance a far-post header from Ayew which Simon Mignolet saved at the second attempt.

"Look at Joe Gomez", Klopp added.

It sparked the Reds back into action, but the biggest chance to extend their lead was spurned right on 45 minutes-Firmino firing wide when clear on goal after Salah's through-pass.

Trent Alexander-Arnold threatened on the right wing all afternoon, and registered his first Premier League goal after bullying his way past Alfie Mawson in the area to blast home a powerful finish.



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